Clara Elena Brillembourg is uniquely positioned to advise governmental and private sector clients on a diverse array of international matters involving both dispute resolution and corporate social responsibility.
In her International Litigation and Arbitration practice, she has represented sovereign governments in proceedings before international courts, such as the International Court of Justice, as well as U.S. federal courts. Clara also has extensive experience representing sovereigns in arbitral proceedings involving investment disputes and maritime delimitation.
In her Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice, Clara advises clients, particularly multinational corporations, on corporate social responsibility issues involving global business activity. This includes helping clients develop, implement and review codes of conduct and institutional CSR policies, internationally, as well as in specific industries or countries. She advises corporate clients on the international standards and context-specific risks related to human rights, social, and political issues, thereby promoting the company's operational policies to best practice standards.
Before entering law school, Clara served from 2001 to 2003 as a Junior Professional Associate with the World Bank's Environment Department and African Human Development Department, working with the Department Directors on the Bank's legal policies on the environment and indigenous peoples, and on implementing and monitoring the Bank's development projects in Africa. She was associated with two global law firms, focusing in international litigation and corporate matters prior to joining Foley Hoag.
- International Litigation & Arbitration
- Corporate Social Responsibility
BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
- New York
- District of Columbia
- Yale Law School, J.D., 2006
- Harvard College, B.A., magna cum laude with highest honors, 2001